Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Time to Eat? Tablescape Thursday

Guess what Time it is?
It is Time for another Tablescape Thursday.
It is my favorite blogging day.
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is a wonderful hostess
and when you visit her, you will see such creative table settings.

Today I was able to add in a few things that are special to me.
It is always fun to put something unexpected in a tablescape.
As you might have guessed, 
Time has something to do with today's table.

It all started with these cute clock plates that I found at Elder-Beerman.
They are by Casamoda and are called Tick Tock.
I love how each one is different; Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner.

I added a few "treasures" for the centerpiece.
The driftwood we brought home from a long ago trip to the beach.
The Blue Jay was a gift from my husband for one
of my first Mother's Day celebrations. The watch I wore
 in junior high. It was quite the style to have
a watch/necklace way back when.

The beautiful blue vase is one of a pair.
My parents got them as a wedding gift 62 years ago.
I have one and my sister has the other.
If you look closely, you can see the etching on the glass.

A closeup of this sweet silver dish I found at an antique
store last weekend. I wonder if it was a child's dish
because of the alphabet letters that ring the edge. I added a
white chunky candle and some small black rocks from Lake Michigan.

I bought the tablecloth and napkins at Home Goods
after Christmas, they were really inexpensive.
I'm once again using my Wal-Mart white dinner
plates (I promise I'm looking for different white dishes).

I used silver chargers that I picked up after the holidays
 for less than $2 each. The flatware is Oneida, we got it
when we got married. I had forgotten that it
was tucked away in the wet bar in the basement.
I still really love it.

I told you how I feel about flowers in the winter.
I added some red tulips for a "pop" of color.
They make me feel good.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a charming table! Those clock dishes are so cute -- and I love your tabletop treasures as well. Looks like you were thinking blue today as well. Thanks for your sweet visit and now I'm off to check out that give-a-way!

bj said...

I love everything about your table but those plates are the CUTEST things, ever. I love them!
The little silver ABC dish is so precious and it looks just perfect with the addition of the candle and rocks.
You did an outstanding job....!
hugs, bj
(I was so so busy this week, I didn't get to do a tablescape...maybe next time)

ellen b said...

What fun plates! Love them. When my oven clock went out we put a sticker over the clock that said Happy Hour. :0)

Unknown said...

love it SUE~ THOSE CLOCK PLATES are so dang adorable, you did a great job. sleep well!

Maria said...

Sue ... this is really great!

Although it's bed-time
I knew it was show-time
at Tablescapes tonight.
I thought I'd stop at Sue's meal-time
and wouldn't you know
she's been working over-time
making a tablescape that
keeps me stopping by every-time!
* * * *
Thanks for the FUN I enjoyed all of the lil' extras you added to the tablescape!

The beautiful blue checked tablecloth and napkins are so soft, calm and inviting ...
Thanks for "inviting us" to your table tonight~
Gotta go now... it's dream-time!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Love your Tick Tock plates! Beautiful table Sue!

Lexie said...

oh my gosh, those plates are incredible! i loooove them!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Those plates are adorable! Wonderful table.

Kathysue said...

This is just too cute for words . I love the clock face plates my mother collects clocks and she would love these. It is just darling,Kathysue

Maddycakes Muse said...

I LOVE this tablescape! I especially love the clock plates. How cute! Love the blue and white color palette and all of the extra treasures that are on the table.


Holly Lefevre said...

What a great tablescape - love the colors - blue and white one of my favorite fresh combos.. Those clock plates are calling my cute.

I did it this week too! Yikes!

Holly @ 504 Main

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this... It brings me great pleasure viewing these every week. Lov the clock plates. Thanks again...michelle

susan said...

Sue-What a clever table and post! I love your mosaic! The vase is absolutely gorgeous. How nice that you and your sister both get to have one. My children had a pewter porringer like the one you found. It's a great candle holder. Love your table!

Shellbelle said...

I have just one thing to say — It's time to eat!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty tabe setting! Really like the clock plates.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How totally fabulous this tablescape is! The dishes are unique and fun, and the vases are sentimental and beautiful. What time is it indeed!

Dena Pickle said...

Gorgeous! Those have to be the coolest plates I've ever seen!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh, I love those plates--so different!! Love the blues you have chosen and I especially love the little bird!!

nannykim said...

Ps. love the sunset on your header or sunrise?

Cynthia said...

What a lovely table. The plates are fun! Have a great day!

Treasia Stepp said...

What a pretty table. I've never seen plates like those and find them so cute and charming. I just love them.

dee dee said...

What a lovely table! I've never seen time plates before, but just love them! They add the perfect touch to the table. I love tulips, what a great pop of color!
Dee Dee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those clock plates are great, I love them!

JUST ME said...

Clock plates?

LOVE it. And love how neat your table looks. I aspire to that someday. ...After I own a table.

xinex said...

Those are the cutest plates that I have ever seen, Sue. I also like how you used the driftwood and bird for your centerpiece. Very nice!..Christine

Glennis said...

Those plates are fantastic! What a find! Love the linens, too.

Jeanette said...

Those plates are so cute! With the clock they would be cute at New Years also. Everything is just lovely.

Yolanda said...

I am always glad when you stop by and I think you will love this book. I hope you are having a good week.

A Hint of Home said...

This is such a cute and unique tablescape. I've never seen dishes like that.

Marigene said...

Another great blue and white table...many of us had the same idea this week! I love those little plates, they are the cutest! The vase is beautiful, the tulips look so nice in it.

meredith said...

love this! it looks great!

Sue said...

Your treasures are priceless! Let me know when you tire of some of your lovely dishes and linens. Invites us all to the garage sale or auction. The Tick Tock plates would be the show stopper. I love the watch too. I remember having one.. or two.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sue sweetie...
I so wish that Moma and Daddy could read my blog. Sadly they have never wanted anything to do with a computer. I have talked and talked to them, but it just isn't for them. They do not want one. My brother lives there in the same town, and he reads my blog to Moma every night before she goes to bed. So she hears it, she has just never seen it. Some days I find myself thinking Moma would so love this color, or Daddy would so love this picture that I have shared. I try to write what I want my brother to read to Moma. I try to write vividly so that she can see through my words what my heart speaks.

THank you sweetie for stopping by and sharing with me this evening. I so love my folks, and being an old country gal living in the BIG city it makes my old heart happy to know that somebody really likes what I write. I cannot tell you what a gift you are to me.

Thank you sweetie. Thank you. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

koralee said...

Your tables are always so lovely..where may I ask to you keep all of your dishes! These clock face ones are darling. Happy weekend to you!

Donna said...

Very cute! I used to have a watch necklace, too. :)


Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Sue

I like your clock theme.. and happy hour too!! woo hoo.. hehe
The blue vases are lovely and compliment your table well...Well it was nice to see you over my way... I have to say my insomnia is getting a bit nuts!! Take care and have a great weekend.. xx Julie

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

What unique plates! Love the clock/times on them! The tulips are a nice spring touch and how special to have one of the pair of vases from your parents. The tablecloth goes perfectly with your colours.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just so charming! I love the clock plates and the blue check tablecloth and napkins are darling. Love the vase, so pretty, that shade of blue is just spectacular! Hugs, Cindy

Celly B said...

What darling clock plates! The tulips are a beautiful centerpiece!

Kether said...

Love it! I love the plates and that was a clever way to do the napkins. I just love love love it.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Really pretty table and your clock plates are so unique !